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Students, using powerpoint technology, are introduced to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his works concerning Sherlock Holmes.
Students examine the phenomenal popularity and endurance of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. Created in the late 1880s, Sherlock Holmes is the epitome of the late nineteenth century's elevation of science and scientific methods.
Young scholars examine setting in a work of realistic fiction. In this literature lesson, students read The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and then write an essay that compares real-life settings to the settings in the novel.
Students read examples of mysteries and detective fiction. With a focus on Sherlock Holmes, they are introduced to the techniques for reading properly. In groups, they define new vocabulary, make predictions and summarize the stories. To end the lesson, they research the life and other works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Students explore short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In this literature activity, students read one of his short stories listed and then summarize the story in a written piece.
For this online interactive symbols quiz worksheet, students respond to 5 multiple choice questions about symbols used by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Students may check their answers on this timed quiz.
Eighth graders in a remedial reading class are introduced to detective fiction by Edgar Allan Poe and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. After reading about their lives and work, they define new vocabulary and practice using a guided reading structure to read the material again. To end the lesson plan, they work together to unscramble words and match with the definition.
Students read a variety of mysteries to improve their reading and comprehension skills. Using a worksheet, they define and practice using new vocabulary. In groups, they read stories from Poe and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and write an essay describing the characters, plot and setting of the stories.
Students examine the world of forensic science, focusing on fingerprint analysis. In the lesson, they implement a method by which fingerprints of class members are categorized and identified. Elementary students study classification systems while high school students develop systems of identification.
Elementary, my dear Watson! After reading Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, seventh graders analyze traits and behavior of Sherlock Holmes, Watson, and other important characters. The lesson plan includes a few discussion questions, and would be most useful in the context of a larger Sherlock Holmes unit (the resources for which are available in links).
In this reading comprehension activity, students respond to 5 short answer questions about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
In this online interactive literature quiz worksheet, students respond to 10 multiple choice questions Watson's role in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Students may check their answers on this timed quiz.
For this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 6 short answer and essay questions about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Hound of the Baskervilles. Students may check some of their answers online.
Students enter and experience the world of Sherlock Holmes and hard-boiled detectives in this unit on mysteries. They review and analyze the ""Whodunit Requirements" and the "Mystery Contract" that accompany this lesson. Each student examines the evidence to discover the inner workings of the mystery genre.
Sherlock Holmes, the eccentric detective, is back in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's second novel. Geared toward advanced learners, this link provides a quote of interest, a journal topic, and a few defined vocabulary terms .
"Plot the plot" of "The Adventures of the Speckled Band" with your young readers. Take a few days to read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's short story as a class or in pairs, having learners write down what they consider to be the most important plot elements, giving the elements a rating as they go. Have a class discussion and create a visual representation on the board of the plot. Address various learning types with spoken and pictorial representations of story elements.
In this Silver Blaze and Other Stories reading and study guide worksheet, students respond to 8 multi-step short answer, multiple choice, and graphic organizer questions. The questions are designed to be answered before, while, and after reading Silver Blaze and Other Stories.
Tenth graders view this science fiction adventure, though not scientifically accurate, creates opportunities to explore the extinction of dinosaurs and to explore evolution.
Students watch a video that outlines the history of the Great Piltdown Forgery of early 20th century England. They answer a series of comprehension questions.
In these comprehension worksheets, after reading "Sherlock Holmes and the Strange Mr. Angel," "Sherlock Holmes and the Important Exam," and "Sherlock Holmes and the Dangerous Road," students complete comprehension questions on the stories.